Long Distance Travel In Children 1 Year?

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Good afternoon sir / ma’am Doctor, I want to ask about a child aged 1 year and 10 months … can I take a picnic far away like in Denpasar Bali? please explain … the condition of my child is healthy and male gender.

1 Answer:

Hi Robertus,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to clarify, where do you live? With what vehicle and how long will your trip take? Is there a history of certain illnesses that your child has had before?

Long trips are not absolutely prohibited for children under 2 years of age. However, you also need to understand that the stamina and endurance of children at this age are still weak, so there are many conditions that you need to pay attention to in inviting children to travel, including:

Only take the child away if the condition is urgent, if it is not too important then it would be much better to leave the child at home, of course with adequate care.
Before traveling, ideally you should first check your child's condition with a doctor or pediatrician. After it is declared that he is in good health and safe for traveling, then you can take him away. However, if the doctor advises you not to invite your child, then you should also cancel your intention. If necessary, the doctor will provide you with some medicines that your child can take before or during their trip.
Try to travel in a comfortable vehicle, if possible, use a private vehicle. Choose a seat that is most comfortable for the child, not too narrow, and also not facing the opposite direction to the direction of the vehicle.
If the trip is far enough, give the child time to rest for a while, such as by taking a walk, or just stretching the body so that it doesn't get sore.
Make sure you give your child enough food and water before traveling. If the distance is far enough to exceed the child's meal schedule, bring along food that the child can eat at mealtime so that the child is not thirsty or hungry. Also give children enough snacks between meals. However, avoid letting your child eat too much so you don't feel nauseous.
Also bring enough children's equipment, including clothes, jackets, diapers, and so on.
Also give the child comfortable clothes that make it easier for him to move around while on the move.
Do not place children directly in front of the air conditioner or open vehicle windows.
Do not distract children with gadgets while traveling, this can make them dizzy and eventually vomit.
Create a fun travel atmosphere for children. You can also bring your child's favorite toys or other items.
If the child looks tired, take a break. Put safety first, not speed.
If the child seems uncomfortable, calm him down, hug and sing a song that makes him feel calm.
Don't forget to have emergency numbers ready, in case your child experiences illness or other complaints during or after a long trip.

That's all for our explanation. For more complete information, you should consult directly with your doctor.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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